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How to access IBM WaS admin console
How to access IBM WaS admin console

In this tutorial, you will learn how to access the IBM was admin console by creating a profile in IBM WAS using command line.

The administrative console is a graphical interface that allows you to manage your applications and perform system administration tasks for your WebSphere® Application Server environment. The administrative console runs in your web browser.

Your actions in the console modify a set of XML configuration files.

You can use the administrative console to perform tasks such as:

  • Add, delete, start, and stop application servers
  • Deploy new applications to a server
  • Start and stop existing applications, and modify certain configurations
  • Add and delete Java™ Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) resource providers for applications that require data access, mail, URLs, and so on
  • Manage variables, shared libraries, and other configurations that can span multiple application servers
  • Configure product security, including access to the administrative console
  • Collect data for performance and troubleshooting purposes
  • Find the product version information. It is located on the front page of the console.


  1. Need to have IBM id to install IBM WAS
  2. Super User or any normal user with SUDO privileges.
  3. IBM Installation Manager installed machine. You can install IBM installation manager using this guide.
  4. IBM WAS installed machine. You can install IBM WAS( Websphere Application Server) using this guide.
  5. IBM IHS installed machine. You can install IBM HS( Http server) using this guide.

In order to access the IBM admin console, you need to just create a profile using command line and that's it.

How to create a Profile

Step 1. Go to /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/bin and execute the below command.

# ./  -create -profileName my_profile -templatePath /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profileTemplates/default/
Profile created successfully
Profile created successfully

Do not forget to change the profile name in the above command with "my_profile"

Here you will need to look at the properties of the user and the details.

User details file- /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/my_profile/logs/AboutThisProfile.txt

To start the web console

# cd /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/my_profile/bin ; ./ server1
Start Http server
Start Http server

To Stop the Webconsole


Stop Http server
Stop Http server
# /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/Prabhu_profile/bin ;  ./ server1

In above command, server1 is the server name. If you face any error regarding server name, you can check the server name by `ls /opt/IBM/Websphere/AppServer/profiles/servers`

Access WAS admin console

To access webconsole, go to browser and go to below link

http://<server-ip>:<Administrative console port>/ibm/console

You will the <Administrative console port> in /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/profile1/logs/AboutThisProfile.txt

Generally the link seems link

Login page of was admin console
Login page of was admin console

Enter the profile name here, and you can access the admin console.

Admin console
Admin console

And this is how you will access the IBM websphere admin console in linux using command line.

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